Specialized High School Admissions Test Preparation


The SHSAT 2017 will be full of changes! We are excited to be able to work with your kids during the transitonal period as the city tries to make the test more equitable and fair for all. The test is still designed to be challenging and can be very intimidating to students. With a lot of practice, skill-building, and understanding strategies to find the simplicity hidden in the complicated way the questions are worded, we can help students master this test and maximize their scores.

Each student has different needs with regard to test prep. The most important aspect is getting an early start on preparation for this exam if you truly think that the specialized high schools are the best fit for your child.

At Smith Street Workshop, we offer:

  • Courses (see below for registration)
    • Our courses run in the winter, spring, summer & fall with a maximum of 10 kids, with 2 instructors. They cover all aspects of the test in an intimate setting where students naturally challenge each other to take it to the next level. We look at every necessary skill set & strategy and then practice, practice, practice.
    • If the timing of the courses does not work for your child's schedule, contact us to create your own customized class with 5+ friends. We are available all summer.
  • Group Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)
    • 2-3 students with similar needs come together for private sessions with a skilled instructor
  • Individual Sessions (click through for pricing, contact info)
    • one-on-one sessions to hone specific skills unique to the student

Spring 2017 program - NEW SESSION ADDED!

Comprehensive SHSAT Prep Course,
Spring Session
Age: Current 7th graders
Dates: April 24th -June 19th 2017 (8 sessions, No class 5/29)
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm   OR
            Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm  OR
            Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm OR
            Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm 


Price: $620
 

MONDAY & TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY SOLD OUT
4 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THURSDAY - REGISTER NOW! 


**email us to join the waitlist for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday course or to enquire about other possibilities. 

Description: The spring SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our winter course. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches. 

10 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 3 free practice tests with detailed score reports. 


Summer 2017

5 week booster course
Age: Rising 8th graders
Dates: July 10th - August 7th
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Price: $425

REGISTER NOW

Description: This course will review all aspects of the exam and provide a lot of practice and exposure to the material. While it is not quite as comprehensive as our spring or late summer courses, it is an excellent way to maintain skills over the summer and arrive back in the fall confident and prepared.


Comprehensive Prep Courses,
Summer Intensive Sessions

Session 2
Dates: August 28th - September 1
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm OR
        
   1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pricing: $600

Session 1
Dates: August 21st - 25th
Age: Rising 8th graders
Time: 9 am - 12 pm OR
           1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pricing: $600

REGISTER FOR 9am - 12 pm                                            REGISTER FOR 9am - 12 pm           
REGISTER FOR 1:30pm - 4:30 pm                                 REGISTER FOR 1:30pm - 4:30 pm

Description: The summer SHSAT course is designed to accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. This course is appropriate for students who are just beginning to prepare as well as for those who took our courses in the spring. In this session, we go beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building are essential to feeling positive in the upcoming year as the test approaches. 

10 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 3 free practice tests with detailed score reports. 


Fall 2017

SHSAT Prep Course,
The Final Countdown
Age: Current 8th graders
Dates: September 11th- October 16th 2017 (6 sessions)
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm   OR
            Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm  OR
            Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
OR
            Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm


Pricing: $500

REGISTER FOR MONDAY 5:30-7:30 pm
REGISTER FOR TUESDAY 5:30-7:30 pm
REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30 pm

REGISTER FOR THURSDAY 5:30-7:30 pm

Description: The fall SHSAT course is the final push to make sure all students are ready for the test. We will review all of the material, and practice, practice, practice. We accommodate all levels, and teachers work hard to differentiate and individualize instruction. In this session, we continue beyond the introduction to the material and really zero in on the most important content, and hone the students' individual strategies for mastering each type of question. Repetition, lots of practice and confidence building continue to be essential to feeling positive as the test approaches. 

10 student maximum. Pricing includes textbook, binder, and 3 free practice tests with detailed score reports.